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snow? we need some answers. >> i think the morning commute will be just fine. maybe around lunch time it will kick in. 36 at the airport. we should make it up to about 39. it will stay above 32. the roads will be fine. a mix of rain and snow lasting through this evening. it will changeover to snow by this evening. about an inch of accumulation by 7:00 p.m. it could be snowing during the evening commute. this morning, no problems. >> you do not want to mess with us moms. we need answers now. a nice start.
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62 towards the harrisburg expressway. so far so good on the west side, the 58 miles per hour. moving well from 29 and a nice start through howard county down towards 32. 295 in pretty good shape as well. by and is flowing pretty well on the north side. light volume at dulaney valley -- volume is flowing pretty well. the west side looks pretty good. for now, we will enjoy it. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a pedestrian was struck and killed on tuesday night in baltimore county. members of the catholic clergy
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are now speaking out against a decision by the obama administration. >> it requires religious organizations -- kim dacey is live downtown with the latest. good morning. >> the position of the catholic church is that the obama administration is denying catholics their first amendment right to religious freedom. the archdiocese of baltimore will not comply with the mandate even if it means dropping health care for their 35 convert employees. every health plan must cover contraceptives. catholic institutions to pay for medications like the pill. organizations like churches are exempt. o'brien does not believe that goes far enough. he issued a strongly worded
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letter to every parish. many agree. >> our catholic institutions that serve this nation well are being told you who find these things offensive, you should pay for them. you must pay for it. >> the policy would go into effect this summer but gives religious employers an extra year to comply. the mandate was defended while making a concession to the church. reporting live downtown, kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the momentum has shifted once again. rick santorum had a huge night in the republican race for the white house. kate amara is in washington with what that means for the race. >> after a four state losing
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streak, rick santorum proved his campaign is far from over. a clean sweep for rick santorum. >> conservatism that is alive and well. >> he won missouri and minnesota last night. then he took colorado. >> i did not stand here to claim to be the conservative alternative to mitt romney. i'm it alternative to barack obama. >> can install mitt romney's recent surge? >> i want to wish him the best. we will keep on campaigning and down the road. i expect to be the nominee with your help. >> for ron paul, the highlight
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was the second place finish in minnesota. newt gingrich wasn't in the ballot in missouri. he says he plans to play catch- up on to = super tuesday. >> we will be close to a tie with governor romney. >> the race now turns north to remaimaine. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> our coverage continues online. it is on the politics page of the murder approved ban on same- sex marriage is on constitutional. supporters cheered the decision on tuesday. they said the ban serves no purpose.
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backers say they will appeal at up to get the issue before the supreme court. gay couples will not be able to get married immediately. they need time for the appeal to be filed. >> the top tax collector does not support a proposal that would raise the tax on gas in maryland. there was a round table on the topic by peter franchot. he says the measure would create an administrative nightmare and cost millions to recalculate the pumps. a bill to make cell phone use while driving a primary offense works its way through. right now officers can only pull you over for some other violation.
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this measure would change that. you can stay on top of what is going on with your tax dollars with david collins. he has daily session previews on our website, >> pajamas will be banned in public if one has his way. he wants to ban wearing pajamas in public. he said the band would be similar to the sagging ordinance. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think a legislature should be able to restrict people from wearing certain types of clothing, like pajama bottoms, out in public? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> as long as everything that is
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supposed to be covered is covered, what is the problem? >> maybe we get our bosses to do that? >> 35 degrees on tv hill. a disturbing surprise at for a family. >> a dramatic rescue of a dog. >> a dramatic rescue of a dog. that is
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starting at $4.99. only at denny's. america's diner is always open. >> welcome back. 41 degrees downtown. all this quiet right now. we expected to stay that way until the middle of the day.
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28 in parkton. 35 in catonsville. the forecast for today -- the weather should be fine for the middle of the morning. then we will see a mix of rain and snow developing. the temperature should stay above freezing so the roads should not be a big deal. it could be stalling on your way home from work and school today appeared -- it could be snowing. >> an arrest after several grenades and some unknown amount of drugs are found inside a vacant home. there were also narcotics, a weapon, and six live grenades at the house. police and the bomb squad were called in. one person was placed under arrest. bail conditions for gerry
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sandusky. they ask he remained indoors as part of his bail conditions. sandusky has been on house arrest faces 52 counts of child sex abuse. >> a dramatic rescue in colorado as a dog is pulled from a frozen pond. the dog was chasing a coyote. they got a leash on the dog. he was loaded into an ambulance. i am so glad he is ok.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. let's check some of the speed sensors. moving well on the north side. 62 at wilkins avenue. 70 looking good in towards the beltway. 295 in great shape. a smooth ride on 97 through the glen burnie area. this is sandy point. a nice start to and from the bay bridge. things will change when the snow moves in. a quick look at the key bridge. running smoothly through the
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construction zone at the curtis creek drawbridge. the two-way traffic pattern is set up. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. >> we have a few bus delays including the five, eight, 27, 36. a divergent affecting the 64 bus at charles. a diversion at lawrence. metro subway on time. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. now back to tony pann. >> good morning. so far so good. 36 at the airport. 28 in parkton. a chilly start. we should be able to climb to about 40 degrees.
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clouds are thickening up. the skies were clear last night. most areas will be above freezing. here is the storm system that is producing snow back into west virginia and kentucky. i think we'll start with a mix of rain and snow sometime during the middle of the day. it will be cold enough to changeover to some light snow. most likely will be snowing for the evening commute. this may be the first time you drive through some snow during the rush hour. we do expect at least some accumulation with this. it will start as a mix. about an inch looks like a good bet for most of you watching
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around baltimore. mostly trained further south. -- mostly rain further south. this is not a major storm. mostly cloudy to start the day. temperatures were just back when the precipitation starts. the snow will end early tonight. temperatures will drop back into the 20's. we could do it again to start the weekend. a mix of rain and snow on saturday. >> it turns out buying a used car may not be all that it is cracked up to date. the average price is on the rise -- around $12,000.
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a number of factors are driving this increase including demand. people are holding on to their cars longer so there are fewer for sale. price changes again for the airline industry. this does not line up with the new regulations put into place. >> airline passengers got a dose of reality when the real prize for the trip was posted. other companies may not be so quick to go along. >> the customer is being manipulated intentionally. >> the airlines are being forced to comply with new pricing regulations. others are still confusing customers with hidden taxes and surcharges.
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hotels and rental car companies are the worst. >> they will not even notice the fees or taxes. >> they are worried the higher prices will scare people off. >> a marketing professor just rented a car. the advertised rate was $64 a d16 a day. >> then they added a recovery fee, energy surcharge, and then of course the taxes. the total was $111.17. >> how can you trust a business when they will not give you the right price? >> this used to be an expectation with them being honest. >> that is a sad state of
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affairs for consumers. we now have to enter into business deals as skeptics, hoping for the best but expecting the worst. >> people assume that companies are trying to rip them off. >> those on this companies could be penalized when they don't play by the same rules. complain in writing to the management or just go someplace else. janet napolitano will make an announcement this morning. the security concept targets individuals and allows passengers to volunteer for pre- screening. it is currently in use at seven different airports. >> more people are turning to
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the cubicle next to them to find love. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> isn't that the truth? many people finding themselves up to their ears with student loans. it is approach to the $1 trillion mark. boring like this is reminiscent of the mortgage crisis -- borrowing like this. the pentagon is the largest consumer of energy in the world. the government spent more than $17 billion in oil. around $99 arude barrel. stocks headed higher day
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yesterday modestly. the dow now at its highest level since may of 2008. finding love in the office is nothing new. a recent survey found that 30% of workers have dated somebody they work with. of those, nearly one-third made them their husband or wife. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. 5:23. 35 degrees on tv hill. having a reason to visit ocean city. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think a legislature should be able to restrict people from wearing certain types of clothing, like pajama bottoms, out in public? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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>> something we're hearing a lot about this campaign season -- super pacs. >> there are other big players spending millions on tv ads. the money trail is even more secretive. this is a powerful tool, to be able to shape the outcome of the election in complete secrecy. >> who is behind these expensive advertising campaigns? to the jayne miller coverage --
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watch the jayne miller coverage. >> horseback riding is allowed from november 1 to march 30 with a permit. dili permit is available for $20. 35 degrees on tv hill. a disturbing find in a dumpster. >> a new mandate has the catholic church clergy outraged. >> we expect some rain and snow this afternoon. >> we are looking good on the area roads. area roads. achoo! the seasons change,
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>> i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. breaking down for us. -- break it down this morning. >> we will see some snow this afternoon. 36 degrees right now at the airport. i think the rain-snow mix will start later this morning or early this afternoon. the temperature will stay above 32 degrees. the snow will end early tonight. i only expect about an inch of accumulation. that should not be a big deal. it has been a long time since we went through a drive time that it was snowing. >> the ground is warm. >> right.
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it was a 50 degrees yesterday. >> we encourage people not to freak out. right now, we're looking pretty good. nothing to deal with weather- wise. 53 around providence's. moving well on the harrisburg expressway coming down from shawan road. 63 on the southwest corner around wilkens avenue. moving well on 95 through howard county. we update you at sandy point. you can see an easy ride into the toll plaza to and from the bay bridge. this is the key bridge. we're moving well through the construction zone. no problems to report at the moment. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. outtrades catholic clergy in speaking out against a decision
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requiring all employers to offer employees birth control coverage. >> edwin o'brien says the archdiocese will not comply with this mandate. kim dacey is live downtown with the latest. >> the position of the catholic church is that the obama administration is denying catholics their first amendment right to religious freedom. it is igniting a fire storm across the country. it could affect obama's bid for reelection. a new federal policy that forces every health plan to cover contraceptives. it sets up catholic institutions to pay for medications like the pill that go against the faith. religious organizations are exempt. edwin o'brien does not believe this goes far enough. he issued a strongly worded
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letter to every parish. many agree. >> our catholic institutions that serve this nation well are being told you who find these things offensive, you should pay for them. in fact, you must pay for it. >> he says the archdiocese will drop health care coverage for 3500 employees before it complies. they may still feel that their faith is under siege. america's catholic could turn this issue into a serious challenge to the president's re- election bid. >> this was not a decision made for political reasons. this hands a great gift to all those prospective republican opponents. >> the policy will go into effect this summer. religious institutions would have an extra year to comply.
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an obama spokesman defended the mandate even as they raised the possibility of coming to some concessions with the church. >> the vice president for susan g. komen for the cure is resigning. they backtracked on the decision to cut off funds for planned parenthood. the discussion was started before she arrived in the organization last year. she said she acknowledges her role in the matter continues to believe our decision was the best one for our future and the woman we serve. a tragic find in harford county. a fetus was discovered in bel air on tuesday evening. a woman found the body and there
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is no word on the whereabouts of the mother. they're doing an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. >> a man is expected to be arraigned later today. this man is charged with three rapes in baltimore city. he was walking through the tax through an arrest record. a stabbing investigation at a downtown mcdonald's. one person was discovered with several stab wounds. kevin cartwright said the victim is believed to be a mcdonald's employees. no word as to a suspt or a possible motive. this man is under arrest with the connection of a bank robbery.
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julius montgomery was arrested in connection with the incident after he crashed his car. >> opening statements are expected in the murder trial of george huguely. he is accused of killing yeardley love. lowell melser is covering that trial this week. >> after two days, we finally hit the magic number of 28 jurors. they will be returning this morning about 9:15 where they will be whittled down to a jury of 12 with three alternates. opening statements will begin and the trout will kickoff. -- and the trial will kickoff. yeardley love's mother and sister are scheduled to testify.
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we will keep a close eye on the action of the courthouse and have the latest developments later in the day at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 35 degrees on tv hill. a natural way to treat pneumonia. don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think a legislature should be able to restrict people from wearing certain types of clothing, like pajama bottoms, out in public? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> we are tracking some of downed wires along reisterstown road. we will check on any other problems com
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>> welcome back. 5:40. 41 degrees downtown. we expect dry conditions for the morning commute. let's check the other temperatures. mostly above freezing. 26 in york, pennsylvania. 36 at the airport. rain and snow will develop around lunchtime. it will change to light snow this afternoon and this evening. not a heavy snow. the roads are going to be just fine, i think. the seven-day forecast is coming up in just a few minutes. >> zinc supplements could help save the lives of children with
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pneumonia. >> half of children were given zinc and the others were given a placebo. any report reveals teenaged pregnancies have reached their lowest levels in almost 40 years. >> a 42% drop from the early 1990's. the number of abortions have declined dramatically. researchers say pregnancy rates among black and hispanic teenagers are higher than white teenagers. >> 5:41. 35 degrees on tv hill. ricky williams will not be returning next season to the ravens.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we are looking pretty good at the moment. some downed wires at strawhat road in owings mills. we continue to move well on the southwest corner. the j.f.x. below but slow around fayette, 25 miles per hour. the north side checks out just fine. the rest of the major roadways
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leading up to the beltway look great at the moment. this is greenspring. inner loop traffic towards the j.f.x. is building ever so slightly. this is traffic on 95 at route 24, down from harford county. we are problem free at the moment down to the fort mchenry. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> good morning. if you bust delays this morning including the 36, 53, 64 buses operate with delays. we have the diversion on the 64 bus at charles. the 36 bus not stopping at washington boulevard and monroe because of construction. on time service on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> good morning. we have some light snow to talk
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about. first we say good morning to ava marie. it will show us some fine art this morning. >> i'm alive at mica this morning at the meyerhoff gallery. they have a traveling show all based on still life paintings. this is all based on the dish towel. the entire show is called the common object. interesting topic. >> this is a good painting show and one of many of painting shows we have on campus. this is about painting and observation. this is about highlighting the mundane. these are beautiful paintings. some are extraordinary and some are more needed domuted down.
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>> this is about taking ordinary things and giving them life. >> these painters are about painting. it is still a common practice. it is more of a quiet practice, i guess. more about observation, seeing, and looking. >> this is a free gallery. >> absolutely. there is work all over campus. this is a great one. >> this is called the common object. this is running thru march 11 and this is the last stop on the traveling to fourur. our. so neat to see these paintings
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incorporating the dishtowel. let's check the weather. we have some light flurries trying to make your way into garrett county. that's no will be heading our way. let's go back to tony. i just love it. >> it is an interesting concept. he said you have to be quiet and observe. that leaves out the people on the morning show. i said it! thank you. we will see more during the next hour. if you could see the laser beams. weather-wise, things are quiet. this is not a big storm. i think the roads will be fine.
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this will be the first time you'll see some snow during a commute time this winter. 36 at the airport. i think everybody will get a chance to get above 32 degrees. that is important because we will not see the icing. the clouds have been thickening up. the temperature has dropped. temperatures are coming up if you degrees before sunrise. some pretty heavy snow across parts of ohio and moving into west virginia. it will take a few hours for that to move into maryland. i think it will start as a mix of rain and snow. it will change over to all snow during the afternoon hours.
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we'll pick up some accumulation. looks like an inch or less for most of us around baltimore. around canals, you guys might not see any accumulation at all. south of there will be rain. maybe two or 3 inches of snow in northern baltimore county. i think the roads will be ok. it was in the 50's yesterday. a mix of snow and rain developing later this morning or early this afternoon. temperatures will start out into the 30's. snow early tonight and decreasing clouds. temperatures will dip into the 20's. dry weather thursday and friday.
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dry and chilly on sunday with maybe some snow flurries and a high temperature of 36. >> thank you. at 35 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll look at one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. it's such a tough...
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>> this morning we asked -- do you think a legislature should be able to restrict people from wearing certain types of clothing, like pajama bottoms, out in public? >> keep sending us those responses. we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website, >> good morning. we begin with college basketball and a win for the university of maryland. the terps open a 14-point win on.hang
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terrell stoglin, the fifth leading scorer in the country had 27. maryland by 14 in the second half. clams and rallies -- clemson rally ies. final minute. a great feet inside to alex len. final seconds. merrill an maryland up two. maryland will play at duke on saturday. the ravens looking for a backup running back to ray rice. he's a free agent. ricky williams announced his retirement.
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he was hoping to get the super bowl ring. he steps down with over 10,000 career yards rushing. ray rice said teaming with ricky was one of the most important things that happened in his career. the giants were honored to celebrate the win in the super bowl. fans through super bowls to the players. tom coughlin got a call from president obama. each player received a key to the city. i never got a key to brooklyn park. are you kidding me? give me a key to my car. >> the inner harbor is about to get spicy. >> charges dropped in a
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corruption trial. what julius henson will no longer a case in the robocall trial. >> people in tokyo pretended this rhino was the real thing. >> we expect some snow later today. >> we are looking at a nice start on the roads.
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